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First week for Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album? 1.287 million in sales

 

First published on www.latimes.com

 

Actually, people bought more than 1.287 million copies, but¬†Billboard, working with figures collected by the Nielsen SoundScan sales monitoring service, does not count the copies of the album sold through a Microsoft promotional tie-in that made the album available for 99 cents to people who bought a new app. Billboard’s policy is that albums must be sold for $3.99 or more to count toward their official sales total and chart position.

 

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